Kids’ Club Review by Julius: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Double Down

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Double Down, by Jeff Kinney

I’m glad that I read this book because my friends and I didn’t read this book yet. The book is about Greg’s mum trying to stop Greg from playing video games so he could explore his creative side instead. At the middle Mrs Selam and her son Maddox come for a visit at Greg’s house.. When Maddox comes to Greg’s room, Greg was playing videogames on his computer but suddenly, Maddox starts to make this strange sound, After about five seconds, Mrs Selam and Greg’s mum came into the room. Mrs Selam said that Maddox wasn’t allowed to play videogames.

Soon after Greg and Maddox were going to have a playdate at Maddox’s house. When Greg reached his house, Greg asked if they have a TV but they said they have no TV but Greg thought it was just a trick so he went to the living room but all he saw was a bookshelf where the TV was supposed to be. Greg was surprised. After that Maddox brought Greg into his room and it was full of lego, IT WAS A GIANT LEGO CITY!! Maddox said Greg can only play with his leftover pieces.

When it was hometime, Greg was going to leave but soon before that Maddox found out that he had a missing lego piece so he stopped them and the looked around him but they found nothing so they were going to leave but soon before that Maddox finally spotted the missing piece on Greg’s elbow so Greg’s Mum and Greg gave it back.

Mum was disappointed. She said that Rodrick (big brother of Greg) and Greg should think of the things that they want to be when they grow up like a director or a garbage collector. Greg had an idea that he was going to film a movie with his friend Rowley. The name of the movie was Night of the Night Crawlers. Greg was the director and they went into so much trouble making it, especially because Rowley had to be the actor for all of it. Rowley had also trouble in what he was going to say as well. Greg also had to throw some pretend worms at Rowley but then some geese came running after him because of the fake worms. Greg thought of scaring the geese using some Halloween masks but as they reach the shelf where the masks were, the shelf fell on them causing a terrible mess! Then Rowley ran out and climbed a tree and climbed higher the more Greg said get down. News people came and took videos of Rowley getting rescued from the tree by the firemen, Because of this, he got interviewed many times on television which made him famous, leaving Greg annoyed at him for not even mentioning that everything was his idea.

5 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Getaway, by Jeff Kinney

This is a book about The Heffley family going on a vacation getaway at Isla De Corales during Christmas. Greg didn’t like the idea of skipping Christmas because he was excited about the presents but he had no choice. They were met with several challenges even before they got there up to when they got back. They had trouble sorting their stuffs, lining up when a kid unstraps the lines and everything went out of control and there were so many delays because of the snow. The captains and the people who serve the plane wanted to spend Christmas. Even when they got to the plane and was ready to go, Greg’s parents got into an argument about the seats. Things mostly went wrong in their holiday itself, it was endless trouble even on their way back! THEY EVEN BROUGHT THE WRONG SUITCASE!! Greg is sure the whole family agree that they would never ever go back there again.

How I wish I would never get to experience this kind of holiday, especially during Christmas, Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. I feel sorry for Greg and his family.

4 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sam: The Getaway

The Getaway, by Jeff Kinney

as usual this book has no major plot twist this is the same as usual wake up jeff!!!
we want climaxes. only read if your dead boring

3 stars

Reviewed by sam from Wadestown, 12 years old

Top 10 Children’s Fiction Summer 2018

Great children’s series with new additions! Author Rachel Renee Russell wrote her first book when she was still at school, she was around 10 years old! It was a birthday gift for her brothers.  The Dork Diaries books are inspired by her daughter Nikki and Erin.  Does one of those those names seem familiar?  Russell credits her daughters in authoring the books. Cool!

Have you ever written a book for anyone’s birthday?  It would be a such a great gift.  Or an terrible one if you wrote awful things. Maybe don’t write terrible things!

But definitely check out these popular authors for some great ideas:


  1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
  3. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon
  5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  6. The World’s Worst Children, by David Walliams
  7. Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban,  by J. K. Rowling
  9. Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead, by Rick Riordan
  10. The bad book, by Andy Griffiths

Kids’ Club Review by Nashe: Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick Rules

Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney

I think this is an epic book for my age and other ages like ,5,7,8,9 . The reason that I red this book because that I love this book and the other issues of the book .it is a good and bad and funny at the sum time what I enjoyed was Rodrick was making a rock band and Greg as annoyed that he was making to much noise I Recommend that this book is the best buy sellers in the world lass I think that is the best book for kids the end .

5 stars

Reviewed by Nashe from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Calla: Diary of a wimpy kid: The getaway

Diary of a wimpy kid: The getaway, by Jeff Kinney

This book was funny, weird and a great read. I know most kids quite like diary of wimpy kid books and I reckon this one was the best so far. In this book Greg (the main character) goes away on holiday with his family. They fly to the Isle de la Corals where his parents got married, except this time it isn’t so romantic! I would recommend this book for all ages up to 14. It was a quick read for me but for beginner readers it might find it a bit harder.

4 stars

Reviewed by Calla from Tawa and , 10 years old